CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG3050P M Series VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4000S:

  • button icon Portable Generator
  • button icon Start-Camping & RV Ready
  • button icon 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts
  • button icon High voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
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Runners Up:

Ford FG3050P M Series

Reasons to buy Ford FG3050P M Series :

  • button icon Rubber outlet and dust covers
  • button icon Heavy Duty Powder Coated Steel Frame
  • button icon Low oil shut down
  • button icon Digital hour meter
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Ford FG3050P M Series VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is portable

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Peak Wattage 3050 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2500 watts of running power

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV ready - a digital hour meter, outlet rubber dust covers and an insight gas gauge

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Spends 11 hours on a 50% load

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs only on gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20.8 Amps

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7 horsepower

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Meets all the standards of EPC certification

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

It uses cold start technology in order to be able to perform in cold weather.

Easy to Start

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

User friendly start ability – uses the traditional quick pull method

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 gallon fuel tank capacity using gasoline

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Spends 11 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Low oil shut off with overload protection

Yes

Yes, it has a low oil shut off which protects the engine

Air Cooled

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

FG3050P can be air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled since it has got a forced air cooling system

Engine Capacity

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

76 decibels

Yes

69Db-it has got two pairs of isolated motor mounts which reduce noise levels

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Ideal for camping, home emergency power back up and job site – Multipurpose

Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Heavy Duty

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Heavy duty through 2 USB outlets – powers on cell phones, laptops and other electrical devices without any hassle

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed using heavy duty powder coated steel frame for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It has an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(1) 120 Volts AC outlets, (1) 12 Volts DC power port, and (2) 5 Volts DC USB outlets. Also has rubber outlet covers

Yes

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Portable

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is portable to shift to another location – compact with low weight

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

93 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

two practical handles which enables it to be carried easily to anywhere

Warranty

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2 year limited warranty period

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

27 x 19 x 19 inches

No

Included Accessories

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine oil, Spark plug T wrench, tool pouch, 10 mm combination wrench, user manual and Phillips screw driver

Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Indicates instantly using low oil sensor when the oil is low in the fuel tank

Yes

it has got an oil warning light which indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Will power off automatically after the low oil indicator

Yes

Yes, the generator shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil level is low

Noise Level

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

76 dBA noise level

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- Comes with Engine oil, Spark plug T wrench, tool pouch, 10 mm combination wrench, user manual and Phillips screw driver included accessories - Features an automatic voltage regulation, resettable circuit, fuel gauge and inbuilt hour meter - Dense and handy generator to transport from one place to another - Uncomplicated to start using the recoil or pull-start mechanism - Comprises of a maximum starting wattage 3050 watts and runs at 2500 watts - RV ready through a digital hour meter, outlet rubber dust covers and an insight gas gauge - Generator contains indicator lights to inform you instantly oil is minimum - Use the gasoline fuel type only - Built with a 208 cc 4-Stroke OHV that can be air cooled - Outlets (1) 120 Volts AC outlets, (1) 12 Volts DC power port, and (2) 5 Volts DC USB outlets with rubberized outlet covers to safeguard from unwanted particles - Noise level of 76 decibels - Warranty period is for 2 years - This generator has an overload protection system to prevent over spilling of gasoline - A large fuel tank capacity of 4 gallons that can run for 11 hours at a 1/2 load - It has a heavy duty steel frame that has been powder coated - Multipurpose generator to solve lighting, power tools and other small appliances - Built with an open frame

Yes

• This generator has got 4000 surge watts which make it good for powering large appliances or power tools. • It has got a powerful 7HP engine which provides plenty of power to handle many jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools. • It has got motor stabilizerswhich lowers the noise level for a substantial amount. • It has is designed with in built voltmeter which is a great addition for people with sensitive devices. • It has a super quiet muffle which reduces engine noise. • It has full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets.

Cons

Ford FG3050P M Series
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- Cannot light up heavy appliances like big fridges and air conditioners - Wheels not included to ease on portability - Uses only a single type of fuel and is not flexible - Cold start technology is not included - This brand is not CARB complaint - It uses gasoline which can be explosive when exposed to fire - Not an entirely quiet generator - It is not able to electric start for effortless start

Yes

• The generator has no RV ready outlet meaning that a manual connection must be made. • It is a heavy machine since it weighs 102 pounds hence making it not easy to be relocated. • Recoil starting is time consuming which delays work.

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